Dragonflies, for flute and piano, is a piece for two players continuously connected, in parallel flight or emerging from within one another’s sound: like two dragonflies whisking and darting about, or seemingly frozen mid-air. Composed for Abigail Walsh and Pei-I Wang, Dragonflies aims to showcase their ensemble playing, virtuosity and sensitivity. Based on a continuously recurring harmonic sequence, like a chaconne, coupled with the freedom of an impromptu, this duo captures stasis and motion in one.

Length: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced

Occasion: Composers Alliance of San Antonio project with Music Wall Duo, the wonderful Abigail Walsh, flute & Pei-I Wang, piano. Dragonflies was premiered on May 23, 2021 in the “Rites of Spring” online concert produced by CASA.

Subsequent performances include the Illinois College Fine Arts Series (November 2021), and CASA concert at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio (April 2022).

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